Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form
||Phillips, Damon J.|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $37.50|
| Book Description: |
There are over a million jazz recordings, but only a few hundred tunes have been recorded repeatedly. Why did a minority of songs become jazz standards? Why do some songs--and not others--get rerecorded by many musicians? Shaping Jazz answers this question and more, exploring the underappreciated yet crucial roles played by initial production and markets--in particular, organizations and geography--in the development of early twentieth-century jazz.